The Fall of Reach

The Fall of Reach

Paperback - 2011
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The Definitive Edition to the First and Bestselling Halo Novel, Including Twenty-seven Pages of New Material
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Legends are not simply born...they are willed into existence.
Humanity has expanded beyond the Sol System. There are hundreds of planets we now call "home."
The United Nations Space Command now struggles to control this vast empire.
After exhausting all strategies to keep seething insurrections from exploding into interplanetary civil war, the UNSC has one last hope.
At the Office of Naval Intelligence, Dr. Catherine Halsey has been hard at work on a top secret program that could bring an end to all this conflict...and it starts with seventy-five children, among them a six year old boy named John.
Halsey never guessed that this little boy would become humanity's final hope against a vast alien force hell-bent on wiping us out.
This is the story of John, Spartan-117...the Master Chief, and of the battles that brought humanity face to face with its possible extinction.
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This new Tor edition will serve as the definitive version of the novel that started Halo fans reading the series, and features brand-new material, including:
Excerpts of Office of Naval Intelligence interrogations of the Covenant.
Missives and mandates issued by the Covenant
Declassified transmissions regarding the defense of Reach
A personal insight into the Spartan program
The Official Evacuation Order for all inhabitants of Reach.
Five sketches of cover art by 343 Industries artist, Robogabo

Publisher: New York : TOR, 2011, c2010
Edition: First TOR Mass Market edition, Definitive edition
ISBN: 9780765367297
Characteristics: 395 pages ;,17 cm.
Alternative Title: Halo (Game)

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godsamazinggrace1
Apr 04, 2019

Any Halo book by Eric Nylund is the best, no question.

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Arrowbuddy
Oct 10, 2016

Probably one of the best books EVER!!!

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Bradleyzhou
Oct 18, 2014

Read "The Flood" next.

etillery May 22, 2014

I borrowed it from a friend. This book is AMAZING. For those of you who love the Halo Universe, this gives great insight on the events before Halo: Combat Evolved. You can even see the transition from John going from eager military super star intent on winning to stoic super soldier rather quickly (at least, that's how I interpreted him to be). Definite must read for Halo fans every where! The games make so much more sense as do a lot of the cut scenes if you go back and play the older games :)

Smite Jul 13, 2013

Could've made the part about the orbital dock a little bit more detailed but still a great book

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joshua1302550
Mar 02, 2013

this is the most coolest book i read it is the story of master cheif/john 117.

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juliet_wang
Jan 29, 2013

lol im 117 in line

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Embers
Jan 10, 2013

This is the best book ever out of all the other Halo books. The beginning about Johns childhood was just the best. It's really interesting.

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ruiningliu
Nov 03, 2012

BEST GAME EVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Geoff1234 Feb 27, 2012

this is the best book ive EVER read, im skipping the flood because its not written by eric nylund

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blue_bird_3609
Feb 27, 2019

blue_bird_3609 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Oct 10, 2016

Arrowbuddy thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Jul 31, 2014

juliebslp thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99

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Jun 20, 2013

Blue_Spider_10 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

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Embers
Jan 10, 2013

Embers thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Geoff1234 Feb 27, 2012

Geoff1234 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 63 and 5

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Sushi12
Jun 16, 2011

Sushi12 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Superfighter417
Jan 30, 2018

Coarse Language: Mild languag4.

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Arrowbuddy
Oct 10, 2016

Violence: Fight in like almost every chapter.

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Arrowbuddy
Oct 10, 2016

Coarse Language: Bad Language from the Middle to End.

Geoff1234 Feb 27, 2012

Violence: Fighting but not sure if a book can be gory

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Sushi12
Jun 16, 2011

Coarse Language: this has some bad language and bad words.

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Sushi12
Jun 16, 2011

Violence: Can be bloody and gory at times.

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Sushi12
Jun 16, 2011

This book is about John's whole life from age 6 to age? and his missions that he did with his comrades.

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Geoff1234 Feb 27, 2012

Were taking the city back

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